Course Information

Open University Foundation Degree in Sport and Exercise

Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Full-Time
Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 14 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 17
Total Hours: 510
Fee: 2600
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Mairead.McCormack@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 14 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 3 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 13
Total Hours: 390
Fee: 1000
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Mairead.McCormack@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 14 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 17
Total Hours: 510
Fee: 2600
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Jane.McGinty@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 14 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 3 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 13
Total Hours: 390
Fee: 1000
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Jane.McGinty@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 14 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Time: 09:00–18:00
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 17
Total Hours: 510
Fee: 2600
Places Available: 20
Course Coordinator: Jane.McGinty@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 14 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 3 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 13
Total Hours: 390
Fee: 1000
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Jane.McGinty@swc.ac.uk

Description

The Foundation Degree in Sport and Exercise course will focus on developing knowledge of the field (content) whilst giving the learners the opportunities to apply their learning in practical contexts (experience) whilst enhancing their learning through problem solving approaches (challenging and authentic tasks). The learning approaches will take into account the diverse backgrounds of learners nurturing them through levels four & five whilst developing them into independent learners and critical divergent thinkers ready for employment or undergraduate study (Inclusive environment, activities linked to student experience).

Additional Information

Access NI disclosure is required and costs £33. During your course you may be required to purchase course text books and incur additional costs for printing, photocopying and binding. The overall additional costs incurred to support your studies may be in the region of £250 per year. South West College is approved by the Open University as an appropriate organisation to offer higher education programmes leading to Open University validated awards. The Open University regulations can be found here. You can also download the full programme specification here

Terms & Conditions

Students are required to:

  • Comply with College Policies and procedures, rules and regulations (available in your Student Diary/Higher Education Handbook, on-line: www.swc.ac.uk/policies and on the College VLE).
  • Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submitted without consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted.
  • Pass all modules in each year of study in order to proceed to the next year of the programme.
  • *The minimum overall pass mark of 40% is required to be achieved in all modules.

    Core Modules

    At level 4 learners will undertake six compulsory 20 credit modules: _x000D_

  • Nutrition for Sport & Exercise
  • _x000D_
  • Anatomy & Physiology Training,
  • Fitness & Testing
  • _x000D_
  • Exercise Health & Lifestyle
  • _x000D_
  • Sport & Exercise Psychology
  • _x000D_
  • Fundamentals of Practical Sport
  • _x000D_ At level 5 learners will undertake four compulsory 20 credit modules and one compulsory 40 credit module: _x000D_
  • Work-Based Learning (40 credits)
  • _x000D_
  • Exercise Physiology for Athlete Development
  • _x000D_
  • Physical Education and the National Curriculum
  • _x000D_
  • Contemporary Issues in Health
  • _x000D_
  • Performance Analysis and Coaching
  • Assessment Method

    In order to demonstrate achievement, learners typically undertake assessment activities that include a series of tasks or assignments, reflecting typical practice in sector concerned. In order to judge the level of achievement, assessment criteria are used for the pass grade and grade descriptors for the merit and distinction grades. The assessment methods used provide opportunities for learning as well as assessment and these include essays, reports, presentations, case study, portfolio and video work.

    Progression Opportunities

    Students completing the Foundation Degree Course can proceed towards further academic qualification (Degree), including professional qualifications and/or a future career within the sport sector.

    Entry Requirements

    Applicants should possess a minimum of five GCSEs grades A, B, C that should include English and maths or other equivalent qualifications in addition to one of the following: _x000D_ _x000D_

  • successful completion of an advanced diploma;
  • successful completion of a BTEC National diploma in a related subject;
  • successful completion of A-level study with a minimum of two subjects passed;
  • equivalent qualifications such as Scottish certificate of education or international baccalaureate, a European baccalaureate, Irish leaving certificate with grade C or above in four subjects at higher level;
  • a UCAS tariff score of 70 or above is desired for entry to this program entry can also be made from national certificate/diploma, HE access, NVQ’s or by the colleges policy relating to APEL